Monday, 26 April 2010

unaccustomed earth

Please. Just go read this now. You won't be disappointed. Jhumpa Lahiri's most recent collection of short stories: Unaccustomed Earth. It's brilliant. Fiction writing at its best. Read a review here first if you need to be convinced. The woman is so gifted as a writer it's ridiculous.

Have you been reading anything good worth sharing?


  1. Fine, I'll go read it. I am enjoying The Solitaire Mystery my Josteen Gaarder at the moment. Fascinating stuff.

  2. i recently finished reading this collection of short stories and, like you, i loved it. have you read her previous book, "the namesake"? it's a great read as well :)

  3. Thank you for the recommendation. I have been looking for a good book to read. I recently read The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy for about the fourth time. I never tire or it, though.

    I am waiting for my reservation on The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood at the library to come through. This one that you recommended is actually available now!

  4. Will follow up those reading recommendations.

    Danica - yes have read all of Jhumpa's previous books. All great IMHO :)

  5. I've been reading Janet Frame - poetry and prose - Autobiographies - Angel at my Table etc & Towards Another Summer (posthumous publishing at her request) but am now reading her novel State of Siege which shows an absolute mastery of language and is quite a compelling story.
    I will have a look at getting this book - looks very interesting - thanks!